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Re: lynx-dev HTString.c patch for HTQuoteParameter()

From: Doug Kaufman
Subject: Re: lynx-dev HTString.c patch for HTQuoteParameter()
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 18:02:56 -0700 (PDT)

On Thu, 13 Jul 2000, Duncan Simpson wrote:

> However laboriously turning off shell metacharacters and then using system is 
> silly and will breed nasty shell gotchas and exploits. Instead use fork() and 
> exec*() directly, which avoids the shell enitrely and is within POSIX. cygwin 
> also supports this solution.

Please remember that the DOS port can not use fork(), so this might
cause portability problems. I don't know about other platforms where
it wouldn't work.
Doug Kaufman
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